Wednesday , 28 September 2016

62,618 POUNDS: WISCONSIN IN TOP THREE FOR UNUSED DRUG COLLECTION

Wisconsin collected the third-largest amount of unwanted prescription drugs during the latest national take-back day. State residents turned over 62,618 pounds of drugs on April 30, just behind California at 64,320, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Texas led the nation with 79,418 pounds. At 5.8 million residents, Wisconsin has just a fraction of Texas’ 27.5 million residents and California’s 39.1 million. Nationwide, law enforcement collected 893,498 pounds of unwanted medications, a record since take-back days launched in 2010. La Crosse County residents contributed 760 pounds, up from 685 pounds during the one-day event in October.  http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/pounds-wisconsin-in-top-three-for-unused-drug-collection/article_685962dd-2d34-5143-b8bf-65176343a979.html

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